Product Description & Reviews
Pop off the lid and this raw amber-colored cardoon honey is bursting with powerful aromas, from tropical fruit to dried Mediterranean flowers, with an intense sweet & sour flavor and a slightly bitter finish. It's a great match for just about any kind of cheese, as well as savory main dishes - try it in your next pasta or drizzle some on roasted meat. Miele di cardo is the most common kind of honey in Sardegna, since the island boasts more than 300 varieties of cardoon - a thistle-like plant in the sunflower family. Luigi Manias, our beekeeper, dedicates 50 of his 200 bee hives to the exclusive production of cardoon honey; his bees access the "galactite tomentosa" variety, or White Thorn, which fill the vast fields around Mount Arci Natural Preserve. True to Sardinian custom, Luigi harvests his cardoon honey on exactly June 24th, the feast of San Giovanni Battista, and traditional Sardinian cardoon honey harvest day! Like all honey, it has both homeopathic and culinary uses. It is considered a treatment for coughs and sore throats, and is the world's oldest sweetener. Our inner Italian child loves this super quick but fancy dessert: heat some fresh milk to 150 degrees, add a bit of salt, and dissolve the honey in it until the texture becomes like creamy toffee. Spoon it onto slices of pear and banana, or any fruit you like! Its rich vegetation and lack of pollution make Sardegna the perfect honey-producing region. Luigi himself is a third generation beekeeper; his family has the longest documented beekeeping activity in Sardegna, and he is considered the leading Italian authority on the subject. Luigi is also a passionate believer in sustainable agriculture; in 2009 he moved his honey production to the Mount Arci Natural Preserve, where his bees enjoy a pristine environment and incredible plant diversity. He produces five varieties of organic honey: Millefiori (thousand flowers); Eucalyptus; Cardoon; Asphodel and Corbezzolo.
Features & Highlights
- EU cert. organic and raw honey, harvested from one of Italy's richest flora on Mount Arci, Sardinia
- Produced with passion by #1 Italian Honey Authority and expert Luigi Manias
- Rich taste, amber color, fruity and floral nuances
- Crystallized, yet smooth
- A glass jar of 200g - 7oz
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